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Working the Spirit

Product no.: 0-8070-1221-1
A brilliant comparative study of the workings of the Spirit among practitioners of African-derived religions.

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Publisher's Synopsis
Murphy explores five contemporary religious practices, Cuba's Santeria, Brazil's Candomble, Haitian Vodou (voodoo), Jamaican Revival Zion, and the black church in the U.S., in terms of their common roots in African religions.

"A valuable guidebook to the enduring and ever-changing African religious heritage in this hemisphere, as well as a vivid reminder of the need for discernment of the spirit - and spirits - in our midst."       ~NY Times

Author Murphy, Joseph M.
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 257 pp.
Publisher Beacon Press 1994
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